Have you noticed how many superheroes died in this year’s comic book movies alone? Probably like half of the Avengers Infinity War characters turned to dust, Deadpool’s X-Force was super unlucky, and that’s just the movies. Imagine what’s going on in the comics! Both DC and Marvel decided to end some of their characters, and we can’t help but to feel sad and disappointed. But hey, it’s comic books, I’m sure eventually everyone will come back from the grave.
Let’s have a moment of silence and go through some of the biggest superhero names we lost in 2018.
Infinity War Deaths
Black Panther, Loki, Spider-Man, Heimdal, Vision, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Bucky, Groot, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Mantis, Maria Hill, Drax, Nick Fury, Hank Pym, Jannet Van Dyne, Hope Van Dyne… hope I didn’t miss anyone. We all saw the movies, we all cried at Spider-Man’s “I don’t feel so good”, no need to bring those memories up again. But I will say that I strongly believe none of these deaths will be permanent.
Mighty Thor #705 – The Mighty Thor and Mjolnir
Back in 2014 Marvel introduced a new Thor – Jane Foster, the old Thor’s ex-GF. Jane had a cancer and apparently, every time she used Thor’s power she’d essentially go back to square one in her cancer treatment. You can see where this is going. There was this big baddie called Mangog, who wanted to kill all Asgardian gods, and to stop him, the Mighty Thor aka Jane (it’s gonna get confusing) chained the villain to her Mjolnir and hurled them both into the Sun. No Mjolnir means no Mighty Thor, so Jane went back to her normal self and nearly died. Thankfully, after being destroyed, Mjolnir released the Mother of All Storms, which Odin and the Odinson (the original Thor) channeled into Foster and brought her back to life.
Extermination #1 – Cable
You’ll never believe this but Cable was brutally murdered by… his own younger self. What? I know! Time travel stuff is always weird, but we’ll see where this adventure leads us. The young Cable not only killed his old version, he also kidnapped Iceman and, apparently, the original five X-Men, that were brought to the present by Beast in 2012’s All-New X-Men. What’s going on? We have no idea, but I like it!